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Our Monthly Tip: Seven Holiday Gifts for Someone Who Is Grieving

These gifts may help a loved one who has suffered a loss

The holiday season is often especially difficult for people coping with loss. Celebrating traditional holidays without a loved one can bring up intense feelings of grief. That’s why we are offering you these seven holiday gift ideas for someone who … Continue reading

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Our Monthly Tip: Create a Memorial Tree in Your Loved One’s Honor

Decorate a tree with photos and flowers for an outdoor memorial

Our Tip of the Month Holding a memorial service in a natural setting is a perfect way to honor a loved one who enjoyed the outdoors. What’s more, nature is healing. It can soothe the souls of those who are … Continue reading

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Our Monthly Tip: Bringing a Child to a Funeral

Old enough to love is old enough to grieve

Our Tip of the Month Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD, an expert on bereavement, has said that anyone who is old enough to love is also old enough to grieve. He is an advocate of bringing a child to a funeral … Continue reading

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Our Monthly Tip: Serving an Informal Display of Visitation Snacks

Break the ice by gathering guests around a table laden with healthy foods

Our Tip of the Month Many people hold a visitation or small get together either before or after a memorial service for a loved one who has died. If you’re planning this type of event, you may want to think … Continue reading

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Our Monthly Tip: Hand Out Forget-Me-Not Memorial Seed Packets

Give guests a living, growing plant to remember their loved one

Our Tip of the Month Bringing freshly cut flowers to a funeral is customary, but these delicate plants usually wilt within just a few days. In lieu of flowers, consider bringing forget-me-not memorial seed packets instead. Unlike pre-cut flowers, seed … Continue reading

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Our Monthly Tip: Renting a Food Truck for a Funeral

Breaking bread at a funeral can soothe grief

Our Tip of the Month They say ice cream makes everything better, which is why having an ice cream food truck at a funeral is a fun and spirit-lifting idea. Toasted cones and sundaes, layered with toppings, is a sweet … Continue reading

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